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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Adds Sullivan County Community Hospital to Its Medicare Advantage Provider Network

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Anthem and Sullivan County Community Hospital collaborate to give
consumers more options for high-quality healthcare

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana (Anthem) is committed to
increasing consumer access to high-quality, affordable healthcare. As
part of this commitment, Anthem and Sullivan County Community Hospital
(SCCH) announced today that Anthem will be adding SCCH to its preferred
list of care providers for its Medicare Advantage plans. Beginning in
August 2018, SCCH's care providers will be considered in-network for
these health plans, resulting in lower out-of-pocket costs for consumers
compared to seeing a care provider outside of Anthem's network.

"Anthem is pleased SCCH will be joining our care provider network, which
will help further ensure consumers have a broader selection of
cost-effective options when seeking medical care," said David McNichols,
President of Anthem's Medicare Central Region. "We look forward to
working with SCCH, its care providers, and staff to help residents of
Sullivan County and the surrounding areas lead healthier lives."

Sullivan County Community Hospital gives consumers access to a variety
of outpatient services, including rehabilitation therapies, pain
management, wound care, outpatient surgery and infusion, sleep studies,
radiology, emergency room, and senior behavioral health. A 25-bed
critical access facility with a 100-year history, SCCH also provides
medical/surgical, intensive coronary care, and obstetrics services on an
inpatient basis.

"Our patient clinics and the hospital are now part of Anthem's Medicare
Advantage network. This ensures that more consumers in our community
have access to local quality healthcare," noted Michelle Franklin, CEO
at Sullivan County Community Hospital. "We take pride in being our
community's healthcare partner close to home."

Anthem currently offers a number of health plans that meet the needs of
individuals eligible for Medicare. These plans include Anthem MediBlue
Plus (HMO), Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO), Anthem MediBlue Dual Advantage
(HMO SNP), and Anthem MediBlue Access Basic (Regional PPO).

Some consumers are eligible to enroll in a Medicare plan today. These
individuals include those who are eligible for both Medicare and
Medicaid benefits; consumers who qualify for a special enrollment
period, such as those who recently moved; or individuals who are turning
65 and newly eligible for Medicare.

For more information regarding Anthem's Medicare plans and/or care
providers, such as SCCH, consumers can call (855) 866-4242, which is
available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 1 to Sept. 30;
and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, Oct. 1 to March 31. Consumers
can also visit the company's online store at https://shop.anthem.com/medicare.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an HMO plan with a Medicare
contract. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an HMO DSNP plan with a
Medicare contract and a contract with the Indiana Medicaid program.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an LPPO plan with a Medicare
contract. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an RPPO plan with a
Medicare contract. We do not discriminate, exclude people, or treat them
differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or
disability in our health programs and activities.
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Companies, Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue
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